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Allen Carignan, MD

 

Treatment Philosophy

“Chronic pain is a complex problem.  The goal of treatment is to partner with the patient to maximize function, minimize pain, and mitigate suffering.  This goal is accomplished through a multidisciplinary approach including interventional pain procedures, physical therapy, goal directed medical management, lifestyle modification, and cognitive behavioral therapy.  Given today’s opioid crisis and new CDC pain guidelines, opioid use should be minimized.”

 

Special Interests:

Special interest in interventional pain management, spinal cord stimulation, and cancer pain management.

 

Professional Certifications & Associations

  • Board Certified in Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified in Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia
  • New Hampshire Medical Society

 

Education

  •   B.S. Biochemistry University of New Hampshire 1990
  •   M.D. Dartmouth Medical School 1995
  •   Internship Internal Medicine Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  •   Residency Anesthesiology Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  •   Fellowship Pain Medicine University of Michigan

 

“When not treating patients, I enjoy… Running and Travel.

 

Joined Granite State Pain Associates: 2016

 

May be seen in: Somersworth and Wolfeboro